Workshop on Machine Aspects and Physics of the MESA Accelerator

Mainz - Panorama (Foto: Florian Jung)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

May 19-20, 2011

The workshop will focus on machine aspects as well as possible precision measurements at the proposed low-energy eletron scattering facility MESA in Mainz. The MESA accelerator will combine two recent breakthroughs in modern accelerator physics, namely the successful realization of high-gradient CW superconducting cavities and the design of energy-recovering linear (ERL) technology. Physics topics to be discussed include future low-energy precision measurements of the Weinberg angle and the search for low-energy gauge bosons of the so-called dark sector.